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How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy Before Adoption

Pregnancy can come with a lot of unknowns and be a period of unexpectedness, stress and discomfort. Not only is there morning sickness, fatigue and back pain, but there are also the ever-so-pleasant mood swings. If you’re pregnant and considering placing your baby for adoption, it’s important to know that there are a variety of ways to care for yourself and your baby during this time.

This is a life-changing moment in which you play a significant role – serving as a home for your baby before welcoming him or her into the world.

Here are 5 tips from Adoption Choices of Nevada on how to have a healthy pregnancy before adoption:

Make Sure You’re Eating Healthy

While it may be difficult not to give in to the cravings, just keep reminding yourself that you and your baby’s health are most important. Eating healthy can improve the baby’s development and provides more nutrients. Try incorporating more dairy products, eggs, whole grains and more water into your diet to lessen the risk of gestational diabetes and other health issues. Those foods also give you more fiber and vital vitamins. Consult with your doctor with how many calories you should be having each trimester.

Exercise

Light exercise done during pregnancy helps keep your blood flowing and is beneficial for stress reduction. Mayo Clinic recommends exercising about three times a week for thirty minutes/day. Heavy lifting is highly discouraged, so you should stick to less vigorous activities like walking, doing yoga or stretching. Remember to take breaks as needed and recognize when it’s time to stop!

Go to the Doctor

Making sure that your baby is meeting developmental needs and is growing properly is vital during pregnancy. Your OB/GYN can also tell you what to expect and check in with how you are physically and mentally feeling. Your doctor can help address concerns about which prenatal vitamins to take to a birth plan.

Create a Birth and Adoption Plan

Although it can feel like you have no control over what’s happening to your body when there’s a tiny human residing in it, there are some aspects that are completely up to you. Deciding on a birth plan and mapping out the adoption process may help ease some of your worries. You can work with your doctor or another medical professional to determine what birth plan you would be more comfortable with. It also helps to discuss it with friends or family who have been pregnant.

Structuring your adoption plan can be a solo process, but it is most helpful with the guidance of a caseworker or adoption professional. Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to work with you and address any questions/concerns you have with the adoption process. Being prepared can ease any anxiety you might have, while also planning a great future for your baby.

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Just because the physical changes to your body might be the most obvious, it doesn’t mean your mental health isn’t important. Pregnancy already causes a change in hormones, but if you are feeling anything out of the ordinary, it is crucial to contact a mental health professional. Deciding to place your baby for adoption can feel overwhelming and scary, so it’s comforting to have an outlet for those feelings.

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy Before Adoption

As you navigate through this journey, know that we are here to support you. Taking care of yourself is the most unselfish thing you can do.

“The reasons behind this decision are vast and varied, but in the end, it comes down to love.” – Rachel Galbreith

Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. For information specific to Las Vegas, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now.
Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).

Meet the Author: Hi! I’m Ashley! I am a senior at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. My hobbies include: reading, writing, and binge-watching the newest Netflix craze.

I hope to one day be a reporter, but I also have an interest in social work. When I’m not in school or working, you can find me relaxing with friends, shopping or volunteering at a local foster home.

 

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